Job vacancy: Full time Year 3 Teacher, fixed term initially…..


We are looking to appoint a full time Year 3 teacher, this is a fixed term post for one year in the first instance, however does have the potential to become permanent position.

Start date: asap (or 1 January 2018 latest)

We are seeking a teacher with a proven record of highly successful teaching to work alongside the existing year group teacher. The successful candidate:-

  • either has the potential to be an outstanding teacher, or already is one!
  • is engaging and creative; bringing learning alive,
  • is friendly and approachable,
  • is a team player with good social skills and great ideas,
  • promotes active parental involvement and links within the community,
  • is organised, dedicated and hardworking,
  • has high expectations of themselves and of children,
  • has an excellent knowledge of the Primary Curriculum

In return we offer you a rapidly developing school with huge ambitions, wonderful children, a dedicated team of staff and supportive parents and Governors.

Visits are welcomed and encouraged.

For further information click here or contact the school office. Application form to be completed and returned to the school office by the closing date.

Closing date: 12 noon on 09 October 2017, Interview dates: tbc

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts subject relevant employment checks and criminal background check via the disclosure procedure.


Job vacancy: SEN Learning Support Assistant……


8.30am – 3.30pm – 3 days per week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – 18 hours per week, plus 1.5 hours lunchtime cover)

LSA Grade 15: £15,375 – £16,491 pro rata (£7.96 – £8.54 per hour)

Lunchtime Grade 16: £15,115-£15,246 pro rata (£7.83 – £7.90 per hour)

Permanent position

Start date: asap (or 1 January 2018 latest)

Birchfield Primary School requires a SEN Learning Support Assistant to work 1:1 with children in KS2. Ideally the successful candidate will have experience of working with individual(s) with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder, however training will be provided.

The successful candidate will:

  • help adapt the curriculum for the pupil,
  • carry out 1:1 intervention programmes,
  • track and monitoring progress for the individual
  • work closely with the class teacher, parents, SENCO and on occasions professionals from external agencies
  • display a range of attributes including personal organisation, initiative, enthusiasm and a caring nature

The person appointed would be expected to work collaboratively with the SENCO along with many other members of staff and will be fully supported in the day to day role.

We would welcome all prospective candidates to visit the school prior to interview.

For an informal discussion once you have read the job details, please contact Judy Parker, SENCO on 01935 427609.

Please click here for further information. Alternatively please contact the school office on 01935 427609, or office@birchfieldprimaryschool.co.uk  

Closing date:  5.00pm on 05 October 2017 Interview date: w/c 9 October 2017

(due to the volume of applicants we are not able to respond to every applicant individually, therefore if you have not heard from us by 13 October 2017 you have not been successful in reaching interview stage).


Pre-School, Breakfast and Tea Time Club electrical supply…..


As you may be aware, the electrical supply to Pre-School and the Breakfast/Tea Time club buildings was lost. We have managed to get a temporary supply run in from the Children’s Centre building. Unfortunately it will take a while longer for the supply to be fully restored. This means that both the Breakfast and Tea Time clubs will continue being held in the main building. Breakfast club will always be in the Hall but due to other events Tea Time club will be in different rooms –signs will be put out in school directing you to where the club is being held.

 I am sorry for any inconvenience and we all hope that normal service will be resumed soon!


7 Feb E-safety day….


Recently we have held these e-safety sessions every 2 years but with there being so much ICT related change we have decided to hold them annually. This year our Internet Safety day is 7 February. Come and find out how we can all work together to make the children’s experiences of ICT positive ones! Our meetings are 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm. If you have not received our information letter, please call into the school office to obtain a copy.


FoBS fundraising


As you may recall, our focus this term has been to raise funds to further extend our playground equipment.

We also raised funds for Children in Need and I’m delighted to tell you that we raised £342.

Our wonderful FoBS committee organised the Lands End to John O’Groats sponsored walk and to date this has raised £1,661.25.  Please send in any further sponsor money asap! It is hoped that Phase One of this project will start in the next couple of weeks.

The Discos raised £549.70 which all makes this a very successful term.  Thank you to the FoBS committee and very well done!

The Christmas Decoration competition – these need to be returned to school by Thursday 8 December so that they can be judged on Friday.

The tea towels are due to be delivered to school next Monday so these should be sent home at the beginning of next week.

FoBS would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with the recent disco and wish everyone a Happy Christmas.


Cancelled – Year 6 trip to Gore Farm (21 Nov)


Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Year 6 trip to Gore Farm today due to high winds and heavy rain. It will be rearranged in due course.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.





Just a reminder of FoB’s easy way of raising funds for our school – by signing up to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/  you can raise a few pence for school each time you shop online! It costs you nothing !! Simply create an account and every time you shop access the shopping site through https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/, complete your transaction and a contribution will be made to the school.

Thank you

The FoBS Team



Solo Carols Available to Practise!


I have uploaded this year’s solo carol backing tracks and lyrics.

Now you can get practicing.

Auditions will be in November.

Good Luck!

Here are the Lyrics:



And here are the tracks as MP3s

Tracks are also available in the Year 6 Kids’ Zone.